High Holidays celebration in Žilina

It has been twenty years since the last public worship took place in our small Jewish community in Zilina. Rebe Zev Stiefel from Piestany took an opportunity of the High Holidays time (Rosh ha shana, Yom kipur …) and held a religious service for us. We cannot forget to mention...

Passover 2009

Passover 2009 Traditional Pesach gathering of our kehila, including part of the Seder dinner, has taken place already on Sunday April 5, in Hotel Slovan. ... more

Chanukah in Zilina 2009 – 5770

Ner micva – Chanukah is yet another traditional occasion, when we meet to celebrate and chant together Chanukah songs. This year Chanukah party took place on December 13, 2008 – Kislev 26, 5770 on the third day of this eight-day long holiday. Traditional guest of our celebrations...

Purim 5770 in Piestany

The time passes very quickly and from Chanukah trough the New year of the trees we got to probably the funniest and happiest holiday of the Jewish year – Purim. Purim is the time, when we celebrate a victory of Esther and Mordechai over the vicious Haman and so, the...

Jewish physical education and sport in Zilina

Dear Friends, As an attachment to the invitation to our annual meeting of natives and Tryzna for those tortured in II. World War, we would like to add this letter. We are planning to publish second, this time smaller publication , so far it´s work in progress, under the name...

Passover 2010 – 5770

As it has become a tradition, we met again this year, to celebrate Pesach 5770. This time, the celebration took place in the restaurant VIX on March 27. Even a small community as ours, was happy to welcome almost 50 people at this celebration. Reading from Hagada and a small...

Rosh HaShana 2010 -5771

It was Thursday and Friday September 9 and 10, this year, that we celebrated the new year - Rosh hashana 5771. The members of our kehila, their relatives and friends gathered to celebrate the beginning of the New Year 5771, as it has become a tradition. Celebration took place on...

Chanukah in Zilina 5771 – 2010

Chanukah in Zilina 2009 - 5770 Ner micva – Chanukah is yet another traditional occasion, when we meet to celebrate a miracle of light. This year Chanukah party took place on December 3, 2010 – Kislev 26, 5771 on the third day of the Chanukah holiday. Although a traditional guest of our...

The commemoration ceremony 2009

The traditional annual commemoration ceremony for the victims of shoa and a meeting of Jewish Zilina natives took place on Saturday and Sunday June 27-28, 2009 in Zilina. Even the world economy recession did not stop many natives to come to Zilina from all around the world, from Canada to...